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    Chicken Little
Voiced by: Zach Braff; Lorant Deutsch (European French Dub)

A young and diminutive rooster who suffers under a reputation for being crazy since he caused a panic saying the sky was falling.

    Abby Mallard
Voiced by: Joan Cusack; Claire Keim (European French Dub)

A female duck (implied swan) with buckteeth. She takes a generally optimistic approach to life.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In-Universe. The "true" movie based on the whole alien invasion transformed Abby from the "Ugly Duckling" to a duck version of Ms. Fanservice.
  • Gender Flip: The Ugly Duckling was a boy in the original tale.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her feathers are tied into pigtails.
  • Nice Girl: A sweet and kind girl.
  • One of the Boys: All her best friends are boys.
  • Only Sane Woman: The only one among Chicken Little's best friends to understand that Chicken Little needs to confront his father directly.
  • Plucky Girl: As stated above, she remains optimistic despite what life may throw at her.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Well, not exactly catatonia, but after Chicken Little kisses her, she hops and twirls through the streets giggling incoherently to herself in the middle of the alien invasion, causing Runt to think that the aliens have given her a mind wipe.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Abby has a huge crush on Chicken Little. Why? In her own words, he's "smart and funny and cute".
  • Smurfette Principle: The only female among the main cast.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She is a major tomboy, but her favorite magazines have to do with fashion and talking about feelings.
  • Toothy Bird: Her ever-present buck teeth.

    Fish Out of Water
Voiced by: Dan Molina

A goldfish who wears a scuba helmet filled with water and lives on the surface.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's a strange one...and proud of it.
  • Cute Mute: A mute goldfish.
  • Keet: Anything Fish does, he does with all his energy.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's often just called "Fish", especially by his friends.
  • Literal Metaphor: He's a fish out of water both in the metaphorical sense (being a weird kid), and the literal sense.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a fish out of water.
  • Nice Guy: Kind, brave, friendly, and innocent.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a submarine helmet filled with water in order to interact with others on land. It's also to help him breathe.
  • Tailfin Walking: He moves around on land this way.
  • Terrestrial Sea Life: A fish that walks on land.
  • The Unintelligible: Unable to speak properly, he instead makes gurgling sounds and acts out what he feels. Justified because his helmet is filled with so much water.

    Runt of the Litter
Voiced by: Steve Zahn; Emmanuel Garijo (European French Dub)

A large pig with a huge heart who is much larger than the other children.

    Foxy Loxy
Voiced by: Amy Sedaris; Marjorie Frantz (European French Dub)

A mean, young fox who is a baseball star and the "hometown hero." She's also a tomboy and one of the "popular kids" at school.

    Buck Cluck
Voiced by: Garry Marshall; Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu (European French Dub)

Chicken Little's widowed father.

  • The Ace: Unlike his son, Buck was a popular student in high school due to being a star baseball player. He was even nicknamed "Ace".
  • The Atoner: After it finally hits him how neglectful he's been toward his son, he spends the last third of the movie making it up to him by helping him navigate the chaotic streets in the middle of the alien invasion to return Kirby to his parents, and defending Chicken Little from the wrath of said angry alien parents when they're aboard the ship.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: His feathers make his eyebrows look bulky.
  • Cocky Rooster: Downplayed. He's not particularly cocky, but he used to be a popular jock and is visibly embarrassed by his son's reputation as a loser.
  • Fat Bastard: Not really a bastard, but he comes off as very shallow, caring more about reputation than his son's feelings.
  • Jerkass: A very passive-aggressive example of one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He ultimately does prove himself to actually care about his son despite being rather aloof and neglectful to him.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Provides the contrast between him and his geeky son Chicken Little.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: After being a fair-weather father to his son for most of the movie, Buck finally commits to supporting Chicken Little and helping him save the town during the climax. At which point, a bit of karma starts to catch up to him, when the climax keeps finding new and incredibly dangerous ways to make him squirm.
  • Non-Mammalian Hair: Those are some big eyebrows. Although they could just be feathers.
  • Papa Wolf: In spite of being an emotionally neglectful parent to Chicken Little, he won't hesitate to protect his son from an alien invasion.
  • Parental Neglect: To Chicken Little, though unintentionally. While he sees the error of his ways towards the end, for the vast majority of the film, he only cares about what the egotistical self-serving townsfolk want, over the well-being of his own flesh and blood. Whenever his son embarrasses him, Buck distances himself from Chicken Little as much as possible.
  • Parents as People: He really wants to be a good father, but he's just awful at being there for his son when he needs to. And he's not subtle about his embarrassment over Chicken Little's "the sky is falling" incident.


Voiced by: Sean Elmore, Matthew Michael Joston, and Evan Dunn

A young alien that accidentally got separated from his parents when they were acorn gathering, triggering an alien invasion.


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